I am astounded by some of the admissions made in this thread where some posters feel that it's okay to shill auctions to assure that certain price levels are maintained by certain books. The goal of the shillers is to assure that market prices don't drop on books that they own... so they shill up bids on copies of the same book to maintain the price level.
I don't see how some folks think this is ethical or acceptable behavior.
You can see my rant in the thread.
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